iPhoneography: Orchids

30 04 2018

iPhone 7+ with the Camera+ app in macro mode / Snapseed app border

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Pink Orchids hirez

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iPhoneography: Spring starflowers

30 04 2018

These star-shaped, pale blue flowers with grass-like foliage are Spring starflowers (Ipheion uniflorum). This perennial is grown from bulbs and blooms in mid-spring for 3-5 weeks. Originating from Argentina and Uruguay, this plant naturalizes very swiftly, spreading by self-seeding and from bulb offsets. Often used in rock gardens and woodland gardens, they grow just 4-5 inches tall, and are perennials in Zones 6 to 7 (with mulching to protect from frost) and in Zones 8 to 9 without mulching. They can be grown in full sun to part shade, require medium watering, are low maintenance, and tolerate a wide range of soil types.

This image was captured with my iPhone 7 Plus with the Camera+ app in macro mode. Grunge border was added in the Snapseed app.

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iPhoneography: Genie in a bottle

30 04 2018

Some of the tulips yesterday had missing petals, so I was able to photograph an angle that I wouldn’t normally see with a flower. This tulip had one petal missing and the wind blew the other petals together, forming this “genie in a bottle” effect.

This image was shot with my iPhone 7 Plus, and I used the Camera+ app in macro mode. The wind made captures hit or miss at the beginning of the session, so I’m happy I was able to get some shots like this one. I also got some shots with my new D850 and Nikkor 105mm micro lens.

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WEB Tulip Window





Bearded iris

27 04 2018

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WEB Purple White Iris Solo





Bearded iris

27 04 2018

I think this is a dwarf or intermediate bearded iris (hybrid name unknown).

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WEB Purple White Iris





Camellia ‘Jerry Hill’

27 04 2018

Jerry Hill Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Jerry Hill’)

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WEB Pink Tree Rose





Daffodil and tulips

12 04 2018

My first photo with a friend’s new Nikon D850 and my Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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Daffodil Tulip Group WEB





Curl

12 04 2018

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Curly Tulip WEB





Featured in “Snapshots” e-newsletter!

11 04 2018
Here’s Part 1 of my article for Snapshots, an e-newsletter published by Fairfax County Park Authority. I believe Part 2 will debut in the next issue. This article offers tips for photographing with a smart phone in the garden. Thanks to editor Carol Ochs for including me in the publication! If you’re local and want to subscribe, click the link below:
 

Snapshots HIREZ article





iPhoneography: Bradford pear blooms

3 04 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7Plus / Snapseed app borders

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iPhoneography: Saucer magnolia blooms

3 04 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7Plus / Snapseed app borders

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Time to get back into the garden with your camera!

2 04 2018

It’s that time of the year again. Time for garden photography! Learn my tips for capturing beautiful shots in gardens with Nikon’s Learn & Explore series:

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/a/tips-and-techniques/how-to-grow-your-garden-photography-skills.html

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